This post will feature three Tom Gola cards I got on Ebay about a month ago. Now I know most of you are probably thinking "Tom who?".
I won't go into his full biography here, as there are better sources for that info. But I will mention a few items of note. In 1952 he led La Salle University to a N.I.T. Championship and in 1954 he led the Explorers to a NCAA title.
Then in his first season in the NBA he was an integral part of the Philadelphia Warriors winning the championship in 1956. He was also a 5 time All-Star during his 11 year career and was enshrined in the Hall of Fame in 1976.
Sadly, he passed away earlier last year. But he did have one hell of a career.
Alright let's get to the cards:
1957 Topps #44
1961 Fleer #14
1961 Fleer #51
In case you are curious this lot cost all of $9.99 with free shipping, which I thought was quite a deal.